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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter/producer, who at one time worked with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe in a band called Community Trolls in 1983, releases his first album under the Missing Piece label.
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  1. 80
    It's clear that he and his band took a lot of time to nurture and develop each song, and the result is superb collection of affective and elegant pop songs.
  2. Sep 28, 2011
    70
    Modern Art doesn't have the pure pop exuberance of Girlfriend, but it proves to be a welcome addition to a distinguished body of work.
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    70
    Whatever the fuel, the songsmith has created sterling and a wonderfully adventurous record that is quite possibly his best since 1995's 100% Fun.
  4. Sep 28, 2011
    70
    Since he's operating on a small scale, none of this soars or rocks--the way In Reverse or Girlfriend did, respectively--yet the charm of Modern Art is its intimacy.
  5. 60
    Modern Art stands as one of Sweet's most mature works, displaying his unique gifts as a songwriter and musician.
  6. Sep 30, 2011
    50
    Modern Art remains behind the veil, smoke and mirrors of nostalgia-not wholly accessible to audiences, modern or otherwise.
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